Ryan Phillippe is recovering from what appears to be a serious leg injury that he suffered in a "freak accident." On Sunday night, the Shooter star took to social media to upload a photo from the hospital.
The image shows the ex-husband of Reese Witherspoon laying on a hospital bed with a bandage wrapped around his leg from heel to knee. With a metal contraption keeping his limb in place, Phillippe gave a thumbs up to the camera.
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The 42-year-old actor shared a message about the incident on social media. "Hey, guys.
He continued by saying: "My leg is badly broken & require surgical attention, but i will make a full recovery, am in good hands, and will be back in action soon. Thank you for all the well wishes, support, & concern. also a special thanks to the paramedics & first responders who helped me at the scene & to the medical staff caring for me now. i will keep you updated on my progress."
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Ryan Phillippe's leg injury came at a busy time in his life. The second season of his USA network action series Shooter is set to premiere on Tuesday of this week.
During an interview with PopSugar, the two-time SAG award winner spoke out about the physical demands on Shooter.
"It's a tough show to shoot. The last two weeks we've been in the desert, Palmdale, in degrees over 110. And it's a physical show, and I do all of my own stunts," he said. "We kind of really push it to the limits. But I love it at the same time. It's exhausting. I've got bruises. But it's going really well, and I'm excited about people seeing this new season...When the season ends, I'm going to go on a bit of a break and heal."
He also is starring in the new horror flick, Wish Upon, which hit theaters last week. Ryan recently dished on returning to the genre for the film.
On what made him accept the role, Phillippe said, "I enjoy a good scare, and especially this type of scary movie because it reminds me of some of those movies that were around when I came up like I Know What You Did Last Summer, that I was in, or like Scream."
He continued by saying: "I thought it would be kind of fun for me now, as an adult, to play a parent in a film that was like those that I started my career with."